Laurie Grant

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Self-starters, creative thinkers and community driven entrepreneurs are important for any economy. Tell us which one has inspired you to do more!

Self-starters, creative thinkers and community driven entrepreneurs are important for any economy. Tell us which one has inspired you to do more!

A Year-Round Plan for the Perfect Lawn - Keeping up an envy-of-the-neighborhood lawn is an all-year job. Our tips for spring, summer, fall, and winter will help you to maintain your well-appointed lawn.

A Year-Round Plan for the Perfect Lawn: Keeping up an envy-of-the-neighborhood lawn is an all-year job. Our tips for spring, summer, fall, and winter will help you to maintain your well-appointed lawn.

Spring: Aerate Use a pitchfork or aerator to spike the lawn, this allows air to circulate to the grass roots and breaks up compacted soil.

Spring: Aerate Use a pitchfork or aerator to spike the lawn, this allows air to circulate to the grass roots and breaks up compacted soil. More year round tips for you lawn care can be found here!

When to fertilize, water, mow, and deal with weeds and pests depends on where you live. Bookmark this lawn-care timeline for your zone. | Photo: Keller & Keller | thisoldhouse.com

When to fertilize, water, mow, and deal with weeds and pests depends on where you live. Bookmark this lawn-care timeline for your zone: 5

Lawn Care:  How to Repair a Lawn  Don't give up on your lawn until you try this.    Grow lush grass, even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy. By using a combination of soil additives, fertilizers, and tender, loving care, you can change your lawn from scraggly to golf-course green in one season.    -Overview  -Spring care  -Late spring, early summer  -Mid to late summer  -Fall care

Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn in all seasons:-Spring care -Late spring, early summer -Mid to late summer -Fall care Gotta try this even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy.

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. "I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall."

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.

Keeping cats out of your garden--This article lists a number of plants that cats don't like as well as a recipe for nontoxic repellent

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden with a mixture of 2 parts cayenne pepper 3 parts dry mustard 5 parts flour. Mix mix together and sprinkle in garden. BUT I want my cat to keep rodents away from my VEGGIES!